This Week In Livable Streets

Happy Urbanists, Mudtown Farms, Metro committees, Eastside Gold Line, Boyle Heights redevelopment, Koreatown Popular Assembly, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Immigration March, Gold Line Ride and much more.

  • Monday 2/13 – Tonight Happy Urbanists will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 33 Taps Bar & Grill at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood – across from the Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 2/15 – Join the Watts community in breaking ground for a 2.5-acre agricultural project at Mudtown Farms. The project will include a community center, a greenhouse, grow towers, an orchard, flower gardens, exercise stations, walking paths, and an outdoor classroom. Festivities run between noon and 2 p.m. at Mudtown Farms at 2051 E. 103rd Street in Watts.
  • Wednesday 2/15 and Thursday 2/16 – Metro board committees meet to work out agency business in advance of next week’s full board meeting. Meeting agendas and reports at Metro meetings website.
  • Wednesday 2/15 – Metro hosts the fourth of five identical community meetings for the Gold Line Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2. Metro will present preliminary findings for Washington Boulevard north-south routing concepts to Whittier and refinements to the 60 Freeway alternative to South El Monte. Wednesday’s meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Commerce Senior Center at 2555 Commerce Way, in the city of Commerce. For details go to the Metro website, call (213) 922-3012, or email eastsidephase2 [at]
  • Wednesday 2/15 – Please join Council District 14 and the Economic and Workforce Development Department for an important update on the First Street and Boyle Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) site. Developers will present the projects proposed in response to the city of Los Angeles’ request for proposals. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Puente Learning Center at 501 S. Boyle Ave.). For further information, please call the councilmember’s Boyle Heights office at 323-526-9332.
  • Thursday 2/16 -Metro Eastside Gold Line meetings continue – see Wednesday, above. Thursday’s meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. at AltaMed PACE at 5425 East Pomona Boulevard, in East Los Angeles.
  • Thursday 2/16 – LongBeachIze hosts Beer’n’Transit – a conversation with Metro’s newest boardmember Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MADE by Millworks at 240 Pine Avenue, in downtown Long Beach. Details at Facebook event.
  • Thursday 2/16 – The Koreatown Popular Assembly invites K-town residents to come together to defend and support each other. Koreatown’s communities are threatened by Muslim bans, raids, deportations, hate crimes, right-to-work legislation, loss of healthcare, defunding of public schools. The assembly takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 3300 Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 2/18 – Bike SGV hosts a tour of the recently opened Foothill Gold Line stations, and a preview of 626 Open Streets. The 20-mile round trip bike ride meets at 9 a.m. and departs at 10 a.m. from Arcadia Gold Line Station at 200 N First Avenue in Arcadia. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 2/18 – Protest President Trump’s attacks on immigrant communities at the Free the People Immigrant March / Sanctuary For All. The protest march gets underway at 11 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
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